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The Superfast and the Furious

The Superfast and the Furious

Sarah Fink, Digital Government Research Fellow at Policy Exchange, sets out findings from recent Policy Exchange broadband report The Superfast and the Furious, arguing for greater government support for consumers and small businesses lacking in digital capabilities.

Let’s focus on high quality technical and vocational education

Let’s focus on high quality technical and vocational education

Dr Owen Corrigan, Education Research Fellow at Policy Exchange, sets out findings from his report on vocational education Technical Matters. Dr Corrigan argues that students should be offered an alternative route through the education system that focuses on high quality technical and vocational provision to help meet the needs of pupils better suited to practical subjects.

What’s wrong with the Tory party?

What’s wrong with the Tory party?

David Skelton, Deputy Director at Policy Exchange, sets out what the Conservative Party needs to do to stand a chance of winning a majority at the next election. David cites findings from Policy Exchange report Northern Lights exploring the North-South political divide, arguing that the Tories need to appeal to voters in the North, Midlands and urban areas, as well as to ethnic minorities and ordinary working people.

Government must ‘nudge’ people to make the most of smart meters

Government must ‘nudge’ people to make the most of smart meters

Guy Newey, Head of Environment & Energy at Policy Exchange, sets out findings from recent Policy Exchange reportSmarter, Greener, Cheaper, on ways households can be more energy efficient. Guy argues that the introduction of smart meters will help households monitor where they are using the most energy.

It’s not just about the pipes

It’s not just about the pipes

Sarah Fink, Research Fellow for Digital Government at Policy Exchange, sets out findings from The Superfast and the Furious. Sarah notes the significant gaps in digital capability between small businesses and consumers, and recommends that the government helps them take advantage of the opportunities the internet has to offer.

The coalition needs to improve the quality of childcare, not just the cost

The coalition needs to improve the quality of childcare, not just the cost

Lucy Lee, Head of Education at Policy Exchange, argues that the government needs to address the quality of childcare in the UK. Citing upcoming research by Policy Exchange, Lucy shows that there is a huge discrepancy between the quality of childcare in wealthier areas compared to deprived parts of the country.

Should the Bank of England’s objective be changed?

Should the Bank of England’s objective be changed?

James Barty, Policy Exchange’s Senior Consultant for Financial Policy and author of recent Policy Exchange reportReform on the Bank of England, highlights the reasons why the Bank of England should change its objectives. James argues that rather than continuing to measure growth by inflation, the Bank should consider following the US Federal Reserve model which would mean targeting maximum employment, stable prices, as well as moderating long-term interest rates.

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